College football final scores: Week 2’s top-25 game results, as they finish

Below, let’s look at Week 2’s ranked games in a way similar to the College Football Playoff committee’s perspective. For the committee, it’s not about what you did last week. It’s about what your entire schedule did all year long. Beating a team in Week 2 that finishes .500-plus is better than beating a team that doesn’t, no matter where either team is ranked at kickoff. The same goes for a team that finishes in the Playoff’s Top 25.

Committee rankings won’t be out until Oct. 31, so we’ll stick with AP Poll rankings for now.

No. 11 Oklahoma State 44, South Alabama 7

Will only really matter to the committee if USA finishes .500. Got a shot, but not guaranteed.

All times p.m. ET.

Fresno State at No. 1 Alabama, 3:30, ESPN2/WatchESPN

Bama’s gonna win, and this likely won’t matter at all.

No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 2 Ohio State, 7:30, ABC/WatchESPN

The regular season’s best win might be at stake here, as either team is a reasonable bet to hit 11-1.

No. 13 Auburn at No. 3 Clemson, 7, ESPN/WatchESPN

Likely to hold up for either as an excellent win. Both teams are expected to challenge for 10 wins. If Clemson wins, we have a far-and-away ACC favorite. If Auburn wins, the Iron Bowl is already looming.

Pitt at No. 4 Penn State, 3:30, ABC/WatchESPN

Pitt’s got a good shot at making a bowl, so PSU could end up with a decent committee boost. But if Pitt wins, one year after wrecking the state rival’s Playoff plans and 10 years after wrecking the border rival’s BCS plans? We’ll never hear the end of it.

No. 14 Stanford at No. 6 USC, 8:30, Fox/Fox Sports Go

The winner probably has to be considered the Pac-12 favorite for the moment.

Montana at No. 7 Washington, 8, Pac-12 Networks/Pac-12.com

FCS opponent. The committee won’t care.

Cincinnati at No. 8 Michigan, noon, ABC/WatchESPN

Cincy seems unlikely to make a bowl, so this is unlikely to matter to the committee.

FAU at No. 9 Wisconsin, noon, BTN/BTN2Go

FAU seems unlikely to make a bowl, so this is unlikely to matter to the committee.

Chattanooga at No. 12 LSU, 7:30, SEC Network/WatchESPN

FCS opponent. The committee won’t care.

No. 15 Georgia at No. 24 Notre Dame, 7:30, NBC/NBCSports.com

Likely to hold up as an excellent win. Both teams should go 8-4 or better.

No. 17 Louisville at North Carolina, noon, ESPN/WatchESPN

UNC looked bad in Week 1, and it’s hard to think a Louisville win would matter that much in the long run. A UNC win would put the ACC’s Playoff hopes on a little bit of an early alert, with Florida State already suffering both a loss and a QB injury.

Delaware at No. 18 Virginia Tech, 3:30, ACC Network/WatchESPN

FCS opponent. The committee won’t care.

Charlotte at No. 19 Kansas State, noon, FSN/Fox Sports Go

Charlotte’s unlikely to make a bowl, so this is unlikely to matter to the committee.

Boise State at No. 20 Washington State, 10:30, ESPN/WatchESPN

This overshadowed game could matter a lot. A Boise win would make the Broncos the real favorite for the mid-major New Year’s Six bid, in my opinion, because USF’s unlikely to have anything on its schedule that can top WSU. A WSU win would give the Pac-12 North a win over a potential conference champion.

No. 23 TCU at Arkansas, 3:30, CBS/CBSSports.com

It’s hard to see this mattering a whole lot in the long run, other than in conference supremacy arguments.

Indiana State at No. 25 Tennessee, 4, SEC Network/WatchESPN

FCS opponent. The committee won’t care.

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